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OSU notebook: Offense has been productive

Modified: September 15, 2008 at 7:14 am •  Published: September 15, 2008
Climbing the polls
Oklahoma State garnered significant votes in both the AP and coaches' polls released Sunday, one day after OSU rolled over Missouri State. OSU got 67 points in the AP poll, which would put the 3-0 Cowboys at No. 27 if the rankings went that far. In the USA Today poll OSU would have been 31st with 39 points.

Five Big 12 teams are currently in the Top 25 in both polls, with Oklahoma the highest at No. 2. OSU does not face a ranked team until it travels to No. 5 Missouri on Oct. 11.

•Looking ahead: Oklahoma State's offense has been highly productive in its first three games of the season, averaging 546 yards of offense against Washington State, Houston and Missouri State. And in those games there were mitigating factors as backups took the field for long stretches.

OSU's next opponent has put up some impressive offensive stats as well. This weekend, Troy routed Alcorn State 65-0 and gained 736 yards in total offense, a school record. Trojans quarterback Jamie Hampton threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns in that game.

OSU is off this week, while the Trojans face a tough test against Ohio State this Saturday.

•Donaldson does well: Coach Mike Gundy said in generic terms that it was nice to get less experienced players out on the field against Missouri State.

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Chris Donaldson
Led OSU with seven tackles

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